Posted on Wednesday 18 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Dutch data processing company sets up belfast office

Genalice is setting up a base at the Northern Ireland Science Park's Innovation Centre to service its customers in the UK and Republic

A Dutch data processing company has set up an office in Belfast to service its customers in the Republic and the rest of the UK

Genalice made the announcement after tying up a deal with the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre but didn't reveal how many staff it would employ at the new base when questioned by Ulster Business.

It will be based in the Innovation Centre in the Northern Ireland Science Park.
"In order to optimally support our customers in United Kingdom and Ireland, we have opened an office in the Innovation Center in Belfast, Northern Ireland," chief executive of Genalice Hans Karten said. "As well as customer support, the UK office will also carry out part of the product development and validation functions within Genalice."

Genalice describes itself as a privately-owned "biomedical big data company" and is headquartered in Harderwijk, the Netherlands.

It designs and builds software solutions for to process large amounts of data, mostly for the bio-medical world and in particular related to DNA, to help with drug development, diagnosis and treatment of DNA-related diseases such as cancer.

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